The Duke ICS Program is pleased to announce the 2013 Student Honors & Prize winners....
Invitation to all ICS Graduating Seniors, Family, and Friends!
The 2013 ICS DIPLOMA CEREMONY
will be held on Sunday, May 12, 2013
FROM 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.
All ICS seniors planning to participate must be on site for seating by
12:20 p.m.! (Second majors are encouraged and welcome to participate;
all graduating majors’ names will be called out.)
Where? WEST DUKE BUILDING LAWN on East Campus.
Richard White Auditorium in case of inclement weather.
BOX LUNCH pick up FROM 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
Group Photograph & Cake to follow
Interested in ordering graduation photos? Molly Mullin is offering special photo packages at http://www.mollymullinphoto.com/commencement. See flier below.
April 1, 2013 – Duke’s International Comparative Studies program is delighted that Dr. Jessica Namakkal will be joining the Duke faculty in August 2013.
Namakkal is a transnational historian whose work examines colonial and post-colonial migrations, decolonization, globalization, and questions of race, gender, nation, and citizenship. Namakkal has taught courses in Global Studies, History, and Francophone Studies, and was a Diversity Teaching Fellow at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, in 2011-12. She has received grants from the Center for German and European Studies and the Graduate School at the University of Minnesota. She has published work in the Journal for the Study of Radicalism and contributes to news outlets such as Counterpunch.
Namakkal received her PhD in History from the University of Minnesota in 2013. She is revising her thesis into a book manuscript titled “Transgressing the Boundaries of the Nation: Decolonization, Migration, and Identity between France and India, 1900 – 1972.”
At Duke, Namakkal will teach in the ICS Program and the History Department, participate in the broader intellectual and creative community, and participate in advising and research mentoring for ICS students.
North Korea is one of the least understood places in the world, and its government is perceived to be a major threat in East Asian security due to its possession of nuclear arms. The people of North Korea face great difficulties in human rights, food attainment, and basic freedoms that we take for granted. Two student refugees (Ages 19 and 21) will be speaking at Duke University about their experiences living and escaping North Korea, as well as their hopes for the future in South Korea. The event will be followed by a short reception with refreshments, where attendees can speak with the refugees.
Si-Gueriki, the Queen Mother offers an insider's view into a Wassangari tribal village in Benin, where the women work and the men idle under trees. Everything is seen through the amused, respectful eyes of returning expat Idrissou Mora Kpai, who had moved to Germany to study filmmaking.
Presented by Women's Studies and AMI
International Comparative Studies (ICS) at Duke University invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position that begins August 1, 2013. Duke University is located in Durham, North Carolina in the U.S.A. International Comparative Studies is an undergraduate interdisciplinary program that bridges the humanities and social sciences. The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in an area related to the intellectual focus of ICS and will demonstrate evidence of an active global or transnational research and publication agenda in a discipline or interdiscipline. The selected candidate will also demonstrate ability to teach core ICS courses, work effectively with students and colleagues, and contribute appropriate service in the program, including undergraduate advising. To apply, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample or publication of no more than 40 pages, and a teaching statement. In addition, three letters of recommendation must be submitted directly from the referees. By providing letters you agree that we may contact your references. All material should be submitted electronically through the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1809. Applications received by January 15, 2013 are guaranteed consideration and others will be evaluated on a rolling basis through early February. Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applicants who contribute to the diversity of its faculty.
Check out Margot Tuchler's (Trinity '15) article in The Chronicle on ICS gaining approval for program status:
For detailed conference schedule, presentation titles and abstracts go to: http://racespaceplace.wordpress.com/global-affirmative-action-in-a-neo-liberal-age/
Please join us for our Fall Student Event on October 29th with KoKyu's TaKo's! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.